Mobile app of the day: Snapchat

Okay, here's one for those people who just can't stop being social with their friends. Frankly, if you have not heard of Shapchat by now, then maybe it really isn't for you. But if you are, like, totally into social, yeah, then you are probably missing out if it is not installed on your handset.

Snapchat lets you send a photo to a friend, even drawing on it first if you so desire. The friend sees the photo, then it just disappears. Forever. It isn't just about photos, either – you can share videos too, and text messages. With texts, you can discard what's not relevant, just keeping the bit that you want. All that waffle before you finally decide what film to see? Just sweep it to one side and it is gone. The app recently introduced live video chats, as well.

The appeal of Shapchat lies in its immediacy, its speed and ease of use, and the knowledge that what you send will just be deleted from the handset and from the Snapchat servers – unless you want to take a screenshot.

Click here to download Snapchat for Android, or here for iOS.

Product: Snapchat

OS: Android, iOS

Price: Free